Shipworm meaning

shĭpwûrm
Frequency:
Any of various wormlike marine bivalve mollusks of the family Teredinidae, especially Teredo navalis, having rudimentary shells with which they bore into wood and often doing extensive damage to ships and wharves.
noun
0
0
Any of a family (Teredinidae) of marine, bivalve mollusks with wormlike bodies: they burrow into and damage submerged wood, as of ships, pilings, etc.
noun
0
0
Any of several wormlike marine mollusks (not true worms) of the family Teredinidae, that bore through the wooden hulls of ships and other woody material immersed in salt water.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of shipworm